Co-Sponsored Events

Academic Year 2017-18

2017-18 (Graduate Student Publication) "Brown Journal of History"

2017-18 (Lecture Series) "Great Nonfiction Writers Lectures"  Speakers include:  Jerald Walker, Emerson College; Lizette Alvarez, Miami Bureau chief of The New York Times; Lawrence Weschler, staff writer for The New Yorker; Jimmie Briggs, director of LOVE-US (Leave Out Violence) and author of Blood Work; and documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy '91.

September 29-30 (Graduate Student Conference) "Atlantic Trajectories:  Trends and Movements in Atlantic World Studies"  Keynote address:  David Wheat, Michigan State University.

November 1 (Program Sponsorship) "National High School Ethics Bowl"

November 1 (Lecture) "The Concepts of the Yang Soul and the Yin Soul in the Han Dynasty's Theory of Human Nature" Speaker:  Xingwu Xu, Nanjing University

November 3-4 (Symposium) "Afterlives of Witnessing: Moving Images from the Levant and the Political Imagination" Speakers include:  artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou Rahme; Kay Dickinson, Concordia University; Chad Elias, Dartmouth University;  Gil Hochberg, University of California/Los Angeles;  artist Lamia Joreige; Laura U. Marks, Simon Fraser University; curator and art critic Nat Muller; Kamran Rastegar, Tufts University; Ghalya Saadawi, Goldsmiths, University of London; Stephen Sheehi, College of William and Mary; Stefan Tarnowski; Helga Tawil-Souri, New York University; Nadia Yaqub

November 6-10 (One-week Residency) Talks and screenings with sci-fi author and social critic Samuel Delany

November 7 (Film Screening and Q&A) "A Long Way from Home"  Speaker:  Matthew Frye Jacobson, Yale University

November 10 (Conference)  "Middle East Toxic Wars" Speakers include:  Joost Hiltermann, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) International Crisis Group; Omar Dewachi, American University of Beirut; Hugh Gusterson, George Washington University; William Hartung, Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy; writer and filmmaker Fabienne Lips-Dumas. 

November 14-15 (Lecture)  "Between Letters and Languages"  Speaker:  writer Zafer Senocak

November 15 (Graduate Student Lecture) "Formalism, Photography and Social Space"  Speaker:  Anna Kornbluh, University of Illinois/Chicago

March 16-17 (Graduate Student Conference) "Equinoxes"
Speaker:  Pauline de Tholozany, Clemson University 

March 16-17 (Graduate Student Conference) "Religious Difference:  Negotiating Otherness from Ancient to Contemporary Worlds"
Speaker:  Courtney Bender, Columbia University

April 2018 (Graduate Student Workshop) "Ancient Afro-Assyriology"

April 3 (Lecture) "The Strange Reception of Foucault's Political Philosophy"
Speaker:  Paul Patton, University of New South Wales

April 6-7 (Conference)  "CHIASMI - Perspectives on the Italian Difference - Italian Differences in Perspective"
Speaker:  Lina Insana, University of Pittsburgh

April 9-12 (Panel discussions) "CAUSA"
Hosted by the Central American United Student Association at Brown

April 19 (Panel discussion) "Everything you wanted to know about writing for a non-academic audience but were afraid to ask"
Speakers:  Jon Baskin, The Point; Jesse McCarthy, The Point; Elias Muhanna, Brown University; Jana Prikryl, New York Review of Books.  Moderator:  John Palattella, The Point and The Nation.

April 20-21 (Conference) "Assessing the Islamic Past:  Historical and Philosophical Interventions"
Speakers:  Nancy Florida, University of Michigan; Sean Hanretta, Northwestern University; Margrit Pernau, Max Planck Institute; Judith Pfeiffer, University of Bonn; Nils Riecken, Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin; Kaya Sahin, Indiana University; Dana Sajdi, Boston College; Rian Thum, Loyola University; Helge Jordheim, University of Oslo.

April 27-28 (Graduate Student Conference) "Law, Language and the Archive"

October 15, 2018 (Lecture)  Title:  TBA
Speaker:  Teju Cole, New York Times Magazine

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2014-15 Co-sponsored Events

2013-14 Co-sponsored Events

For events in previous years, please refer to our annual reports.